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Socket AM2 Launch Date Confirmed

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    The availability of AMD’s next-generation CPUs – the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors – will still follow the chip vendor’s May schedule, according to DigiTimes. AMD will launch the Turion 64 X2 mobile platform on May 17 and AM2-compatible processors on May 23. However, the mass production of DDR2 memory for AMD-based systems will begin some time in July or August, one to two months later than originally estimated.

    Source: DigiTimes
     
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    i really want to see the benchmarks between the 939 and the am2 socket (see the performance gain of ddr2
     
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    DDR and DDR2 have their pros and cons. DDR2 might have faster speeds, but higher latency. DDR has slower speeds but lower latency.
     
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    AM2 will be great for new PCs, but for old AMD users not so much . . . If your itching to upgrade to a new platform and can turn off that excuse my language AMD Fanboyism that has spread wayyy to far, Conroe is a great option. Or you can wait at least 6 months for AM3.
     
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    I heard a crazy rumor about AMD thinking about XDR for AM3, anyone else hear crazy rumors?
     
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    Honestly I don't think it's intent was for a large performance boost. It was to phase out old DDR technology.
     
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    If you already have 939, I'd stick with it. Not worth it to change unless you need to build a new computer =D. I heard that the AM2 offered support for the future quad core which the controller of 939 didn't support. But since I already have dual core, I think I'm ready for multi threaded apps =D
     
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    AM2 might eventually end up a decent platform(worth upgrading to), depending if AMD will release some even better processors for it later on.

    I'm gonna skip it though.
     
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    I can't wait till the big 939 price drops so I can get my hands on an dual core... or maybe even an FX-60.
     
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    that is what i am waiting for, wait till the end of the year and all the 939 will go on clearance. :toast:
     
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